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Street Named for Longtime Duval County Educator

6:39 AM, Feb 17, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Longtime Duval County educator, Jimmie Johnson, now has a street named in his honor leading to the school where he was the principal for 16 years.

Jimmie Johnson Parkway is the name of the street that leads to William M. Raines High School.

Johnson began his career in Duval County as a football coach in 1957 at Northwestern Junior/Senior High. 

Besides a coach, the Northside resident held many positions in the school system as an athletic director, principal  and school board member.

Family and friends gathered at the school to honor Johnson for his service to Raines and the community.

"Raines is a part of me. I have always told people if you cut me I'm going to bleed Raines. I am Raines through and through," said Johnson.

Johnson, 78, is still involved in education helping non profits in their work in the classroom.

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